US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • June

    West Hill Dam Park Rangers spread word about water safety

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers, has made it no secret that one of his priorities is Water Safety. Just last March, the Corps of Engineers launched a new water safety campaign titled, “Life Jackets Worn, Nobody Mourns,” citing the extreme dangers of not wearing a life jacket in or on the water. In New England, the District’s recreational facilities hold many water safety programs for the public throughout the year and Park Rangers will often take the Corps water safety message to schools and other events. Such was a case when West Hill Dam Park Rangers Viola Bramel and Ronald Woodall represented the District at the Annual Kids Family Resource Fair in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, on March 19.
  • District, partners, move forward with Turtle Nesting Habitat Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Edward MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, New Hampshire has been working with state and local partners since September 2013 on a turtle nesting habitat project that will greatly benefit turtles and upland species.
  • New England District restores Milford Pond

    New England District restores Milford Pond
  • April

    Celebrating New England District's Engineers

    National Engineers Week was celebrated Feb. 21-27 this year. The theme was “Engineers Make A World of Difference.” The purpose of Engineers Week is to celebrate engineers and the contributions that they make to society. The Corps of Engineers has been making those contributions since the very beginning of the Revolutionary War, so it’s no surprise that many Divisions and Districts participated in celebrations and events to mark the occasion.
  • March

    District Team assists with the rehabilitation of a hydropower plant in Liberia

    A team from New England District is consulting on the repair work currently underway on the Mount Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project near Monrovia, Liberia. The team traveled to Liberia in November 2015 and again from Jan. 24 to Feb. 2 to conduct a site visit of the project and the surrounding areas. The invitation from the Millennium
  • February

    Park Rangers bring students on the ‘Corps of Discovery’

    Park Rangers Viola Bramel and Claudia Hixson traveled to the Alice Barrows Elementary School in Reading, Massachusetts on Dec. 10, 2015 to teach third graders about the Corps of Discovery, otherwise known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition.The Park Rangers presented three, 50-minute sessions to about 75 third grade students. The sessions were
  • Cape Cod Canal Dredging and Town Neck beach sand placement complete

    The maintenanceand advance maintenance dredging of the Cape Cod Canal and the sand placementonto Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts is complete.  Work on the project concluded on Jan. 20.Approximately130,000 cubic yards of sand was dredged from six areas in the authorized,32-foot-deep by 500-foot-wide main ship channel and the 25-foot deep
  • November

    West Thompson Lake celebrates 50 years with ceremony, displays and tours

    Fifty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, completed the West Thompson Lake Dam to keep the citizens of Connecticut safe from devastating floods.  On Oct. 3, residents traveled to the project to commemorate its construction and to celebrate the faithful service it has provided.Project Manager Ed Greenough served as
  • Northfield Brook Lake Dam holds 50th Anniversary celebration

    It was fitting that it rained at Northfield Brook in Thomaston, Connecticut during the flood damage reduction project’s 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 3.  Fitting because rain is the reason why this project came to be built.“This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1955,” said Project Manager Vincent Gualtieri during the
  • New England District, volunteers celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Several New England District recreation sites held celebrations of volunteerism with National Public Lands Day events in September.The dams at West Hill, Buffumville Lake, Hodges Village and Black Rock all held celebrations. “National Public Lands Day is an event that is held annually in September,” said Steven Stockton, P.E., Director of Civil